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2013 OPA Midyear Meeting - November 10

Nov. 10, 2013 The Makoy Center, Hilliard

Expand your Knowledge and Energize your Practice

Sunday, November 10, 2013
The Makoy Center, Hilliard, OH

Expert speakers will be presenting a full day of continuing education programming to energize a variety of pharmacy practice settings at the 2013 OPA Midyear Meeting. And you can add seven hours of CE credit to your portfolio, including one hour of Ohio Board of Pharmacy-approved jurisprudence credit. Additional topics include: starting MTM services from idea inception to implementation, pharmacology of oral contraceptives, current and emerging therapies for multiple sclerosis treatment, serving the underserved, drug interactions review, and opioid prescribing guidelines for treatment of chronic pain.
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Registration Rates Early Bird After 10/18/2013
Discounted OPA Member $115 $145
Non-Member $165 $195
Student/Resident (PGY1 or PGY2)  $45 $45 

Program Schedule

8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:30 a.m.  Drug Interactions Review
 9:30 a.m.  Serving the Underserved
 10:30 a.m.  Break
 10:40 a.m.  Review of Ohio Pharmacy Law
11:40 a.m. Lunch
 12:30 p.m.  MS Update and Therapy     
 1:30 p.m.  Starting MTM Services
 2:30 p.m.  Break
 2:45 p.m.  Basics of Oral Contraceptives
 3:45 p.m.  Opioids in Non-terminal Pain
 4:45 p.m.  Adjournment












2013 Midyear Programming

Drug Interactions:  A Comprehensive Review

As drug interaction alerts continue to increase, it becomes even more important to know which interactions are clinically significant. This program will explain the differences between pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interactions; medications and patients at high risk; and the role of the CYP 450 system in pharmacokinetic drug interactions.
Teresa Hoffmann, R.Ph., PharmD, CDE, CLS, BCPS, BCACP, Clinical Supervisor at the Medication Management Clinic, St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, OH.   
ACPE #0129-0000-13-077-L01-P                   0.1 CEU

Serving the Underserved

Pharmacists are frequently asked to identify health resources for the poor in their area. This session will discuss types of poverty and the challenges those in poverty face; health care for the poor and models of care to address those challenges; the mental model of poverty; and available resources for health care professionals.
Alexa Sevin, R.Ph., PharmD, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Resident, OSU, Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers; and  Holly Fahey, R.Ph., PharmD, Manager of Clinical Operations and Experiential Education, The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio
ACPE #0129-0000-13-078-L04-P        0.1 CEU               

2013 Review of Ohio Pharmacy Law

This session will discuss the legal requirements for dispensing controlled substances for weight loss, including the new drugs Qsymia® and Belviq®; faxed, electronic or e-scripts; documentation; partial filling; and the timing and use of OARRS reports to help detect drug diversion. The proper components of patient counseling, and legal requirements for selling syringes will also be discussed.
This program is approved for 0.1 CEU (one contact hour) of Ohio Board-approved jurisprudence CE.               
Donald Sullivan, R.Ph, PhD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Ohio Northern University, College of Pharmacy 
ACPE #0129-0000-13-079-L03-P     0.1 CEU   Application-based activity

MS: Update on Current and Emerging Therapies

This presentation will discuss the etiology and pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis.  Current and emerging approaches to treatment, including drug mechanism, dose, route, adverse effect(s), cost of patient care, and effective patient counseling, will be included.
Richard W. Dudley, R.Ph., PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Findlay, College of Pharmacy          
ACPE #0129-0000-13-080-L01-P                   0.1 CEU

Starting MTM Services:  From Idea Inception to Implementation

Many pharmacists are interested and excited about starting MTM services, but don’t know where to begin. This presentation will follow one organization’s blueprint to implement MTM services from idea generation to business plan preparation, to identification of basics and key learning points along the way. This model will include pieces and parts applicable to many practice sites.     
Chet Kaczor, R.Ph., PharmD, MBA, Manager, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, and Emily Middleton, R.Ph., PharmD, Staff Pharmacist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 
ACPE #0129-0000-13-081-L04-P         0.1 CEU  

Choosing the Right Pill: Oral Contraceptive Basics

This program will highlight the pharmacology of oral contraceptives (OCs), evaluate available OC products, and characterize which medications are most effective/acceptable in various patient populations. Our speaker will provide a good “101/Review” of oral contraceptives including pharmacology, therapeutics, and side effect profiles.
Ashley M. Sweaney, R.Ph., PharmD, Medication Management Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor, OSU College of Pharmacy, Medication Management Program  
ACPE #0129-0000-13-082-L01-P                    0.1 CEU

Opioids in Chronic, Non-terminal Pain

Evidence exists for and against the use of chronic opioid therapy for non-terminal pain. This presentation will cover both, as well as the recently approved guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic, non-terminal pain including the Morphine Equivalent Daily Dose (MED). 
Amber Hartman, R.Ph., PharmD, Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Palliative Medicine, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, OSU
ACPE #0129-0000-13-083-L01-P           0.1 CEU

2013 Midyear Brochure.pdf 

Your NABP e-Profile ID and birthdate must be provided to us in order to receive CE credit for this meeting. If you have not yet obtained this number, please log on to and set up your NABP e-profile.

Directions to Makoy Center

 Hilliard Area Hotels 

2013 Midyear Learning Objectives.pdf 

Continuing Education Credit 
This meeting is targeted to all pharmacists. The continuing education for this program is coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF).  To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, you must complete the CE form indicating programs attended.  Sign, date, and return the CE form to the OPA staff or office.  Your CE credit will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor. Learning objectives for the continuing pharmacy education programs will be available on the OPA website at  All CE sessions are knowledge-based activities unless otherwise indicated. The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation adheres to ACPE Standards regarding industry support of continuing pharmacy education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are expected to openly disclose intent to discuss any off-label or investigational use of drugs, devices, or equipment in their presentations.

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The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requests for refunds, less $15 administrative fee, will be honored if received by 11/1/2013.

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